Presentation (23 Oct 15): The use of analytics in scheduling, flexibility and flow in healthcare

Speaker: Mike Magazine
Affiliation: University of Cincinnati
Date and time: October 23, 2015, 2 PM – 3 PM
Location: University of Toronto – MC102


Healthcare delivery is a multi-stage process that includes prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Scheduling both patients and resources may impact the ability to deliver this care both efficiently and effectively. The scheduling effort includes capacity planning, patient flow and resource flexibility. We have been working in this area for the last 10 years, applying the quantitative techniques of operations research to improving the delivery of healthcare. Our work has put us in contact with a variety of hospitals and other provider settings. Through these specific examples we have learned several lessons. This talk will focus on these examples, how we have used analytics, the challenges we encountered and the lessons learned. This area is wide open for research and I encourage many of you to consider applying your analytic ability in this important field.

Speaker biosketch

Michael J. Magazine is currently Professor of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems and Ohio Eminent Scholar in the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. He has served as the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and the Interim Dean in the College of Business at UC. He has degrees from CCNY, NYU and the University of Florida. He has held teaching positions at North Carolina State University, Georgia Tech, MIT, University of Michigan and the University of Waterloo. In addition, he has had visiting appointments at PUC in Brazil and INRIA in France.

Professor Magazine’s interests include the application of mathematics in manufacturing, health systems and sports decision making. Professor Magazine has served on the editorial boards of most of the major journals in management science and operations research, including Management Science, Operations Research and M&SOM. He is the Co-Editor of Quantitative Models in Supply Chain Management, and the winner of a best paper award by the Institute of Industrial Engineering in 2003. He is an INFORMS Fellow and a Fellow of the Graduate School of UC. He is the winner of the 2009 EXCEL Graduate Teaching Award.

His main research focus the last 10 years has been on healthcare modelling. He has worked with numerous hospitals and clinics improving flow and aligning capacity so that supply meets an ever changing demand. In addition, he has been working at inventory control in hospitals and looking at new models for reimbursement.